Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Archives has been awarded a $2.2 million Recordings at Risk grant from the Council on Library and Information Sciences to support the project, “Preserving Rural and Women’s Programming on Wisconsin Public Radio.” The project will involve digitizing 250 transcription discs dating between 1920 and 1950, some of which come from The Homemakers Program, a homemaking, self-development, and community service information program aimed at women.

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center has received a $11 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to establish a public health initiative aimed at preventing cervical cancer in at-risk families from Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia. The project will focus on combating the primary causes of cervical cancer: tobacco smoking, human papillomavirus infection, and lack of cervical cancer screening. The University of Kentucky, West Virginia University, and the University of Virginia will serve as research partners for the effort.

Faculty at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, have received a four-year grant from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities to study binge eating among a racially diverse group of lesbian and heterosexual women. According to past research, young, adult lesbian women are twice as likely to be overweight and obese as heterosexual women, and Black women are similarly more likely to be obese than White women. The research team hopes their study can be used to understand this disparity and create better treatment among these groups of women.

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